Themed tour: Anbruggen, back to innsbruck’s roots
Explore the oldest part of Innsbruck. The former “Anbruggen” district, which today encompasses the areas of St. Nikolaus and Hötting, was built before Innsbruck’s historic old town grew up around the Golden Roof. The two districts are also known under the name “Koatlackn”. This name can be traced back to the old main road, which in the Middle Ages became a dirty, barely accessible street, especially after a downpour, due to the leaky wooden sewage pipes.
In the Middle Ages, Anbruggen became an area of tradesmen, stonemasons, tanners, bell founders and outcasts. A lazar house, where plague sufferers were cared for, was built near the parish church. Today, the district is flourishing. Liveable, central and lively: with shops, restaurants and interesting companies such as the centuries-old soap manufacturer Walde. The highlight of the year is the district festival.
The tour begins at Ottoburg, a restaurant by the Inn Bridge, and leads via Waltherpark, Hans Brenner Platz square, St. Nikolausgasse road and the old "Koatlackn" area to the magnificent neo-Gothic Parish Church of St. Nikolaus before ending at the Büchsenhausen residence. This magnificent baroque building was once home to one of Innsbruck's first breweries. Today, the city of Innsbruck offers studio spaces in the building to help support selected young artists.
Duration: 1.5-2 hours
Language: German, English and Greek
Contact: Dr. Karola Czernohaus
Tel: +43 699 1808 8011
Small groups of over 3 people: € 45,-